In the first phase of the initiative, from 2010 to 2014, a number of activities are planned.
Commencing in January 2012, the five-year eReefs project will provide vital tools for decision making and communication spanning the entire Great Barrier Reef spectrum - from catchment to ocean - across space and time.
A biodiversity profiling project will explore whether natural history collections can be used to derive metrics of inferred change in biodiversity status across Australia.
Environmental accounts are used for decision-making. They present information in a structured and standardised way and can be used to ascertain changes in the environment, ecosystems, and their functioning.
A detailed framework will be developed to support environmental accounting activity across Australia.
National Environmental Information Infrastructure
A network will be designed, developed and built to support the discovery, access, and re-use of environmental information.